First Run?

Poll: Single player, Buddies, Open Online?

Single player, Buddies, Open Online? - Single Choice

  • Hop online and let others come at will 8.9%
  • With my close, fan friends 46.8%
  • Single player: a personal experience 44.4%

Poll: Play fast or slow?

Play fast or slow? - Single Choice

  • Slow and smooth, taking it in 69.4%
  • #1
    So, if the title or poll didn't give you explanation enough, what form of play will you use on your first run of Diablo 3? Will you take the personal experience, going at your own pace? Will you play with a few friends who have the game so that you can form a team? Or will you keep your game open to anyone willing to jump in? Will you take your time, enjoying, exploring, and experiencing the game, or will you

    I suppose it wouldn't be off topic to talk about your class, but I believe there's already a threat about that.

    Personally, I'll be playing Single player for a first run, if not several runs on different characters, and then moving into Buddy and online play, keeping the characters from my friendly games only for friend games. I'll also be taking it slow, soaking in the experience I've waited so long for, but I won't be afraid to pick up the pace when I get excited...after all, we don't want to mar our first experiences by rushing through--we will (hopefully) have a year or so before the first expansion releases, and possibly another decade before Diablo 4 hits.

    Discuss.
  • #2
    I plan on playing with RL/Gaming buddies and solo when they aren't around.

    While I won't be "rushing" through the game, as I want to enjoy every bit of it, I typically play games at a faster pace than most. Or maybe it's just because I play more than others :xD:

    Either way, I will actually be reading / listening to lore pieces rather than skipping to the next thing. This isn't an MMO where I am competing with thousands of other people on the same server for quests/mobs. I will have my close friends to accompany me in private games, all leveling and questing together and uncovering the secrets of Diablo 3!


    Edit: While I plan on playing with friends, I won't skip content to catch up with them. If they get ahead of me, or vice versa, we will probably help each other catch up to continue gaming together and not miss out on the plot/experience.

  • #3
    With friends, the it's always more fun with some people to enjoy the game with. We will take it nice and slow...no demons will survive our wrath.

    I am sure a bunch of new memories will be made ;)
    Easy, Lucky, Free
  • #4
    Slow & Alone...Slone
  • #5
    Quote from MonkManD3

    Slow & Alone...Slone


    ^This.
  • #6
    Fast as I can go without missing anything..with any friends who can keep up.
  • #7
    With games like WoW and such I would always rush each expansion to get to max level again, gear myself out the best I could, etc... but I always found I burned myself out really quick and eventually didn't have a whole lot to do outside of raid nights. I really don't want to do that with Diablo III at all, so I'm planning on taking my time, exploring the zones, paying a lot of attention the lore, and just enjoying myself and having fun. I'll also be leveling on my own so I don't have to put up with anyone. :P
  • #8
    I am gonna get to 60 ASAP, get a Rank 7 rune and sell it for $10,000!
    One is never hurt by being given additional choices, only by taking them away.
    A QUADRILLION MAGIC FIND is worthless if you can't kill shit!
  • #9
    Quote from jaclashflash

    I am gonna get to 60 ASAP, get a Rank 7 rune and sell it for $10,000!


    Step 2: Farm items
    Step 3: Sell items
    Step 4: ???
    Step 5: PROFIT


    Myself I'm probably going to play alone/with a few friends and relatively fast with my main character and have an alt char that I'll play with my more casual friends, who won't really play as much as I plan to do.
  • #10
    Quote from Verity

    Quote from jaclashflash

    I am gonna get to 60 ASAP, get a Rank 7 rune and sell it for $10,000!


    Step 2: Farm items
    Step 3: Sell items
    Step 4: ???
    Step 5: PROFIT


    Myself I'm probably going to play alone/with a few friends and relatively fast with my main character and have an alt char that I'll play with my more casual friends, who won't really play as much as I plan to do.

    But what was step one? I need to know!
  • #11
    Playing Diablo 3 for the first time would be like me playing any game for the first time: Slowly and independently, exploring everything I can.

    I can swear to you now - it will take me 4+ hours to just get through the beta for my first run-through. =)
  • #12
    Quote from dnavarre

    Quote from Verity

    Quote from jaclashflash

    I am gonna get to 60 ASAP, get a Rank 7 rune and sell it for $10,000!


    Step 2: Farm items
    Step 3: Sell items
    Step 4: ???
    Step 5: PROFIT


    Myself I'm probably going to play alone/with a few friends and relatively fast with my main character and have an alt char that I'll play with my more casual friends, who won't really play as much as I plan to do.

    But what was step one? I need to know!


    Secret ingredient. Duh!

    Edit: blehh.. fk it.. It's redbull injections in my veins.
  • #13
    Quote from Nightblaze1

    Playing Diablo 3 for the first time would be like me playing any game for the first time: Slowly and independently, exploring everything I can.

    I can swear to you now - it will take me 4+ hours to just get through the beta for my first run-through. =)


    It would probably take me just as long to get through the beta too. :lol:

    I'm glad to see other people who want to take their time and enjoy the game, I figured I was one of very few since I assume a lot of people just want to rush to end game.
  • #14
    Quote from Jaelzadeon


    It would probably take me just as long to get through the beta too. :lol:

    I'm glad to see other people who want to take their time and enjoy the game, I figured I was one of very few since I assume a lot of people just want to rush to end game.


    Part of the reason I made this thread was because I saw a person here say that he and everyone else would rush to level 60 and be bored with the game in a day or two.
  • #15
    I will probably play by myself for a while. :( Mostly cause my friends play on consoles and not PCs. Once my dad gets the game and a B.net account, I will probably start a fresh toon with him. And first time will be a bit slow for the story and then I will just try to go through all content as fast as possible.
    I don't always burn. But when I do, I use hellfire.
  • #16
    Single Player only if my friends pussy out, do not sleep to prepare for the midnight launch, and don't wanna play for 12-15 hours straight so we can kick big D's ass :P
  • #17
    Either solo or with someone else who is as interested in playing it through as me.

    And I'll be playing fast, but thorough. So as quickly as I can go through the game completing as much as I can. Might skip a few small dungeons, especially in early acts, but will be doing almost everything.
    Lead Content Author, http://www.tgr-net.com
  • #18
    What's important in Diablo? Loot and bragging rights. Straight to online public games and making the fastest possible run to the end. There will be plenty of time to explore in Inferno, right?
  • #19
    Slooooooooone too here.... at least till all my 5 classes finish Normal.... after that, probably Slone again,
    (but not Slooooooone)... or in a rare occasion, with another Slone buddy... it will be a long time till i can hit Nightmare or Hell ;)
  • #20
    I plan to play my first character solo and slow. I will create a Co-Op alt to play with a good friend who intends to get the game and that will be played at whatever speed we find comfortable.
    Seeing as I plan to take the whole world, lore, exploration in with my solo main I don't mind rushing or speeding ahead with my co-op alt.
    I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear.I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain...
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